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A group of good friends has founded an organization that accomplishes two objectives near to their hearts — celebrating their Italian heritage and committing charitable acts in the community they love.   The newly formed Cultural Italian American Organization, or CIAO, brings together people of Italian descent to share traditions and customs...

by Jessica Carr   I will always be a tough critic when it comes to Italian food. No, I'm not Italian, but I did study abroad there last summer. There is nothing quite like eating a plate of spaghetti in Florence or stuffing your face with pizza in Venice. Wow, those were good times.   Now that I'm back in the Knoxville, find...

Piola, the popular pizza place that lost its lease near Lincoln Road last year, has found a new spot in South Beach.   The restaurant has just leased 3,031 square feet at 705 Washington Avenue, and will soon begin building out the space, Irma Figueroa, director of retail leasing and sales for the Comras Company told The Real Deal. Figueroa r...

The Harrison County Commission has rejected a funding request from the Italian Heritage Festival board.The board will now have to look elsewhere for an additional $3,000 to help fund the 'Glow In The Park Run' this Saturday. The commission has already granted funding for the festival over Labor Day Weekend.   Commissioner Bernie Fazzini note...

At Atlanta's La Pietra Cucina, chef Bruce Logue focused on what he calls the "handmade aspects" of Italian cuisine, building a reputation for some of the best Italian cooking in the city — a surprising achievement for an Atlanta native of Scots-Irish descent.Logue's background includes stints at several well-regarded contemporary Italian and modern...

Ann Albano has been cooking for her family since she was 10 years old, but today she's nervous about cooking. Her granddaughter has convinced her to do a pop-up dinner at Butcher & Bee on Sunday. "I never did a thing like this," she says in her distinctive New York accent. "I'm a housewife. I've cooked for my family, maybe 20 to 25 people. I'v...

The 19th Annual Italian Festival, featuring a variety of vendors, games and rides for children, as well as live entertainment, will be held May 15-17 at St. Philip Neri Church, 292 Munn Road E. in Fort Mill.   Festival participants can indulge in homemade Italian specialties, such as eggplant Parmesan and cannolis, available for dine in, enj...

Roma have Mehdi Benatia, Kevin Strootman and Juan Iturbe in their US tour squad, but Gervinho will join later.   The Giallorossi will fly out to begin their pre-season tour of USA, including a training camp in Orlando. Benatia is included in the list despite repeated transfer links to Manchester City and Chelsea.   Read more  ...

By Travis Highfield   Roughly 70 years ago, the only place you'd likely find American, German and Italian soldiers together was on a battlefield, Maj. Gen. John W. Baker said. On Sunday, however, representatives from each country were on hand for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor 22 German and Italian prisoners of war who died in captiv...

by Kinsey Gidick   This spring, Beaufain Street's Leaf restaurant — that's the downtown Vickery's for some of you — will be transformed into an Italian restaurant. Michael and Caitlin Toscano are the couple behind the spot they've dubbed Le Farfalle, and today Michael, formerly of NYC's uber-successful Perla, revealed a few more details abou...

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of It...

The Cultural Italian-American Organization, of Auburn, will host its annual Christopher Columbus Testimonial Dinner Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Italian dinner at 6:30 p.m. and homemade limoncello and Italian dessert. This year's dinner will honor retiring sta...